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Staying Focused Amidst Chaos

Friday, March 14, 2014

I’m extremely proud to say that I’ve lost 6lbs and am back in the 220s for the first time in months! While I am proud, I’m also nervous about being able to stay on track amidst a lot of the stress I’ve been experiencing the last few days. For me, as I’m sure many others, stress means the munchies. For the past 2 nights, I’ve either over eaten a bit at dinner or have grabbed a small snack when I should be in bed. The weekend is a huge issue for me often because I sort of “let it go” and tend to overeat. Last weekend I did excellently and I’d like to do the same this weekend.

Better yet, I WILL do the same and even BETTER.

This isn’t a fluke. No second guessing myself. No negative self talk. No late night snacking. I’ve lost 6lbs, I can lose 6 more and more after that! 200lbs, I’m looking at you! You’re not staying away long!


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    Wonderful! Simply Wonderful!!
    1859 days ago
    When chaos abounds, there is nothing like staying focused on those things that we have control over such as our food choices. Good on ya! Keep 'er Sparkin'! :-)

    1860 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
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    1860 days ago
    You have a goal in your sites and you are working toward it. Stress snacking is hard to break. Maybe self pampering is in order. Push that stress aside and do your nails or soak in a tub of bubbles. You can't fix what's causing the stress or it would be gone so at least use you evenings for yourself.
    1861 days ago
    weekends are my downfall too but awesome job getting to the 220s! You will see 200 in no time! emoticon
    1861 days ago
    Awesome, beautiful lady! Focus, focus, focus . . . that's the key, right! Stress is a real bugger. I have my list of things I do when I feel stressed:


    deep breathing (7x7x7 breathing . . . 7 breaths in, hold 7 seconds, exhale in 7 seconds, repeat 7 times)

    gratitude journaling

    talks with my lil sis

    outside walk

    water, water, water (helps flush out that dastardly cortisol that is released when we're under stress -- which makes blood sugars unstable, causes hunger/cravings, makes us retain fluid, makes us store fat . . . just an ugly little bugger when we produce too much, like when we're stressed).

    HUGS -- give and take liberally!
    1861 days ago
    you have a lot of people in your fan club, and for good reason! keep up the good work! you're doin' it!
    1861 days ago
    Yes, you can, my friend! I've been in your shoes and it can be done. It's not always easy, and it's not realistic to expect perfection in stressful times, but every small positive step you take is a victory. Go get 'em, tiger!

    1861 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    One more little thing will make it better, one more ounce, one more glass of water, one more hour of sleep.. you always seem to know how to "one-up" yourself!!!
    1861 days ago
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